Isaac Wright

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Isaac is an acoustic singer, songwriter and musician who's influence comes from bands such as The Classic Crime, Mayday Parade and The Icarus Account. His songwriting is designed to relate to the listener, connecting emotionally through the lyrics and the 'stripped back' feeling of his sets. His live performance tugs on the heart strings of the listener through the message in his songs but then is quickly balanced out by his comedic on stage shenanigans and down to earth connection with the audience.

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is my escape from and expression to the world, people listen to songs, not often just words. Music gives me direction to the things I feel and things I've done instead of keeping everything inside, if I can make anyone else happy or if they enjoy my music along the way, that's an incredible bonus.

What is your music dream?

Touring, writing albums, having it pay the bills so I can do the thing I love most without having to worry about everything else. I want other people to be able to connect with my music, I know music can help people through hard times.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

The only way to change anything, the only true control anyone has is of themselves, to make other people change you have to show them something better to be, be a real person, someone who makes mistakes but always pushes forward to being better. Lead by example and inspire others to do the same.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

The Ponytail Parades by a band called Emery. Incredible writing, if I could write half as well I'd be made.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Classic Crime, Vocal Few, Parachute, Ed Sheeran, Go Radio

What inspires you to make music?

One of the biggest inspirations I've ever had is from a guy called Matt McDonald, the lead singer of both The Classic Crime and Vocal Few. The music he writes is so real, powerful and well written that it makes me want to write like that, not to mention his powerful voice, some of my favourite music ever.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Ultimately I just want to write songs people can connect with, sometimes just feeling that someone understands is enough. I would want to encourage anyone to never give up on anything, amazing things can happen when you just push through, nothing comes from nothing but from persistence builds character, experience and eventually the thing you were actually persisting for.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I feel encouraged and I feel a duty to make sure everyone enjoys themselves before they leave.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Honestly I see it as quite a mess, so many great artists out there just getting nothing for their troubles or getting taken advantage of while loads of absolute trash gets written and eaten up by the public. The amount of popular songs I've heard with a lyric line that makes me feel sick with how untalented and boring it is and an electronic beat that I've heard 100 times is just sad. I have no issue with electronic music, I have an issue with so many musicians that write trash (or even get someone else to write it) and get more attention than some of the amazing music I've heard from people no one knows about. Unfortunately there's not much that can be done to improve it other than trying to give more opportunities to lesser known artists.

What do you think of Drooble?

Well I haven't really used it yet but it looks okay so far.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

A lot of pop artists, they write pretty much one line for a whole song (which isn't even that good) and then they just repeat it to a basic beat for 3 and a half minutes. I'm all good with basic songs, quite often less is more, but there has to be something there, not just one line and a boring beat.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I try too, even just following them on Facebook, twitter, listening to their music can help. Obviously the best thing is to make it out to any gigs they have though.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

It's really about who you know, I know people incredibly talented and some not so much, some are funny, some are real, some are outgoing, it barely seems to make much difference, if you get a good connection then you've got half a chance.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Well that's easy. The Classic Crime, Parachute, The Icarus Account, Vocal Few, Go Radio, Mayday Parade, Justin Nozuka, Search The City, The Dangerous Summer, This Love.